IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systemsIBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems.As a single server or node, the Power9 E950 supports up to four (4) CPU processor sockets each with multiple cores. An E980 system comprises up to four E950 based ...

New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors SDDI and SDDCToday Intel announced a new family of Xeon Scalable Processors (aka Purely) that for some workloads Intel claims to be on average of 1.65x faster than their predecessors. Note your real improvement will vary based on workload, configuration, benchmark testing, type ...

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek GiftsThis is part one of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part two here. It is that time of the year when annual predictions are made for the upcoming year, including those that will ...

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideasThis is part two of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part one here. KVM switch Not to be confused with a software defined network (SDN) switch for the KVM virtualization hypervisor, how about the other ...

IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone

Friday, January 24th, 2014

IT and data center sustainability convergence Recently Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief over at Data Center Acceleration (@DataAccelerate) reached out for a conversation about well, data center themes and topics. Given Hailey's background in covering technology as well as business supply chain we somehow ended up talking about ...

EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage Draft Specification review

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

For those of you interested in EPA Energy Star for Data Center Storage, here is an announcement for an upcoming conference call and review of the version 1.0 final draft specification. There are a few attachments referenced in the following note from EPA that can be accessed here: EPA_Version 1.0 ...

Green IT deferral blamed on economic recession might be result of green gap

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I recently saw a comment somewhere that talked about Green IT being deferred or set aside due to lack of funding because of ongoing global economic turmoil. For those who see Green IT in the context of the green washing efforts that requiring spending to gain some benefits that I ...

SNW Fall 2011 revisited and SNIA Emerald program

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I traveled down to Orlando Florida for a few days to attend the fall 2011 SNW (Storage Networking World) produced in conjunction by IDG Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). While at the Orlando event, SNIA executive director Leo ...

The new Green IT: Efficient, Effective, Smart and Productive

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Given the buzz about big data and conversations or confusion around clouds along with virtualizing virtually anything possible, Green IT has fallen off the Buzzword Bingo Bandwagon. Green IT like so many other buzzwords and trends typically go through a hype cycle before getting tired, worn out, or disillusioned (see here ...

Green IT goes mainstream: What about data storage environments?

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

I recently did an interview with the folks over at Infortrend (a RAID storage company) discussing various industry trends and perspectives including RAID, data footprint reduction (DFR) as well as Green IT including how the Green Gap. The Green Gap is the disconnect between common messaging around carbon and environment vs. ...

July 2010 Odds and Ends: Perspectives, Tips and Articles

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here are some items that have been added to the main StorageIO website news, tips and articles, video podcast related pages that pertain to a variety of topics ranging from data storage, IO, networking, data centers, virtualization, Green IT, performance, metrics and more. These content items include various odds and end ...

Happy Earth Day 2010!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Here in the northern hemisphere it is late April and thus mid spring time. That means the trees sprouting their buds, leaves and flowering while other plants and things come to life. In Minnesota where I live, there is not a cloud in the sky today, the sun is out and ...

Its US Census time, What about IT Data Centers?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is that once a decade activity time this year referred to as the US 2010 Census. With the 2010 census underway, not to mention also time for completing and submitting your income tax returns, if you are in IT, what about measuring, assessing, taking inventory ...

Inaugural StorageIO Newsletter

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Welcome to the winter 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) news letter. This inaugural edition of the StorageIO news letter coincides with our 5th year in business along with recent web site and blog enhancements. In an age of social media including facebook, twitter, blogs and video, some might ...